Thetford

Thetford U3A interest groups

In the current Covid-restricted times, many of our groups are finding it difficult to meet within the restrictions placed on us all for social distancing and house meetings.
Some of our groups are meeting via Zoom* and others are keeping in touch by email and phone. A few groups are managing to meet under strict Covid restrictions.
We all have a duty of care to ourselves and other members to ensure we keep healthy and do not contact the virus, but there is light at the end of our tunnel. If we can continue to meet safely or stay in touch via Zoom or email or phone, we will be in a much stronger place when we finally emerge from the restrictions.
Indeed now is a good time to have a look at the Groups list below and see if you would like to know more about a group with a view to joining it now or when the restrictions have eased. Don’t forget that maintaining your membership this year will mean you get free membership next year.
If you want to talk to any of the Group Leaders to either ask about joining a group, simply have a chat or renew your membership, just click on the link in the Groups List below and you will find the relevant details.
Now is the time to think about what you want to do when the restrictions are relaxed. We all need something good to look forward to.
If you have any ideas for a new interest group, please talk to Martin (Groups Facilitator) or any of the Committee members. Our details are on the contacts page and all Group Leaders have our numbers.

  • The National U3A website has links to Zoom tutorials to help anybody who is considering using this very useful tool. It is quick, easy to use and now much safer than when it first started. If you want further information, look on the National U3A website or you can contact Martin (again details on the contacts page)

For details of the Activities and Interests Groups, please click on the link below.

Group List
Antiques & Collectables
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Art workshop
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Badminton
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Book Club
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed of month
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed of month
Brandon Coffee & Lunch Group
Wednesday 
Alternate Wednesdays
Wednesday 
Alternate Wednesdays
Chess
Thursday a.m.
Salvation Army
Thursday a.m.
Salvation Army
Cinema/Theatre
Tuesday p.m.
Last Tue of month
Tuesday p.m.
Last Tue of month
Coffee Morning Group
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 10-11.30
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 10-11.30
Cookery
Tuesday p.m.
Church on the Way
Tuesday p.m.
Church on the Way
Cycling
 
 
Day trips
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed of month
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed of month
Dog Walking
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Family History
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.French (Higher)
Friday p.m.
Every other Friday 2pm
Friday p.m.
Every other Friday 2pm
French (Intermediate)
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10am
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10am
Gardening
Monday a.m.
1st Mon of month
Monday a.m.
1st Mon of month
Genealogy
Thursday a.m.
1st Thu of month
Thursday a.m.
1st Thu of month
German
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday 1.30pm.
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday 1.30pm.
Handicrafts
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thu of month
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thu of month
History
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds of month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds of month
Holidays
Monday p.m.
1st Monday 2pm
Monday p.m.
1st Monday 2pm
Indoor bowls
Tuesday p.m.
2pm at Thetford Leisure Centre
Tuesday p.m.
2pm at Thetford Leisure Centre
Industrial Tourism
 
 Mahjong
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Marquetry
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Modern Classics
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 2pm
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 2pm
Music
Monday a.m.
Weekly 9:30 - 12:30
Monday a.m.
Weekly 9:30 - 12:30
Photography
Friday a.m.
4th Fri of month
Friday a.m.
4th Fri of month
Poetry
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday 10.30 a.m.
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday 10.30 a.m.
Politics & topical discussion
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Quiz
Friday a.m.
Last Fri of month
Friday a.m.
Last Fri of month
Saturday Coffee Morning Group
 3rd Saturday, 10:0 - 11:30
 3rd Saturday, 10:0 - 11:30
Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 Alternate Weds beg 2/10/1
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 Alternate Weds beg 2/10/1
Short Tennis
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly (except school holidays
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly (except school holidays
Sign Language
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fri
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fri
Spanish (all levels)
Thursday a.m.
Also Fri p.m. weekly
Thursday a.m.
Also Fri p.m. weekly
Sunday lunch club
 
 Table Tennis
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 2
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.Ten Pin Bowling
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Monday at Mr G's
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Monday at Mr G's
Tennis
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Walking five to ten miles
 Monthly but days vary
 Monthly but days vary
Walking under five miles
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.Wine tasting
 
 
Woodwork
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
World war history
 
 
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayDog Walking   French (Intermediate)   Gardening   Music   Table Tennis 2   Ten Pin Bowling   Walking under five miles   Woodwork   Holidays  
TuesdayShort Tennis   Cinema/Theatre   Cookery   Indoor bowls   Mahjong  
WednesdayAntiques & Collectables   Badminton   Family History   Poetry   Book Club   Day trips   German   History   Marquetry   Scrabble  
ThursdayChess   Coffee Morning Group   Genealogy   Handicrafts   Spanish (all levels)   Tennis   Art workshop   Modern Classics  
FridayPhotography   Politics & topical discussion   Quiz   French (Higher)   Sign Language   Table Tennis